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11 August 2012

The RSPCA is concerned today’s jumps race at Morphettville is putting horses and jockeys at

risk.

RSPCA (SA) Media and Campaigns Manager Jennifer Salter said the sport’s dismal record is proof

that jumps races are unsafe.

“Too many horses have fallen victim to jumps racing, and continue to do so,” she said.

“Two have already died in South Australia this year, both at Oakbank. Five perished across the

State last year, including three at Morphettville.

“With another jumps race scheduled there next weekend, and one at Gawler a few days after

that, we’re concerned the toll could rise.

“South Australia and Victoria are the only States that continue to allow this dangerous sport.

“Jumps racing has no place in a civilised society and needs to be abolished before there is any

further tragedy on the track.

"We will continue to campaign Thoroughbred Racing South Australia to reconsider its position.

"We hope the TRSA makes the right choice for animal welfare, but sadly, it will come too late for

some.”

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